An explosion of events between March and April 2012 was largely the catalyst for action at Fort Campbell and surrounding communities, resulting in a community-wide declaration of war on PTSD and military suicides alike.
A review of 17 Fort Campbell suicide investigation reports showed no simple solution, no single factor that ties the cases together. However, there are clusters of incident triggers – a significant one being suspicion of criminal wrongdoing.
She was a well-liked, exemplary Fort Campbell soldier, a loving mother and wife on a clean, upward career trajectory in the Army that she loved. And she was the last person anyone thought was at risk for suicide.
Dawn Sult-Williams doesn't make promises she can't keep. On April 23, 2012, her heart heavy and face saturated in pain, she looked at her daughter, Spc. Jessica T. Rawls, for the last time and made a promise.